LIFE

Man Refuses To Speak To Wife For 20 Years, Then Says He Was Jealous Of Their 4 Kids

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

While every relationship has its ups and downs, issues are usually resolved fairly quickly. Both members of a couple may not see eye to eye on every issue, but they often find ways to come to a compromise.

If they find themselves divided by one thing in particular, they have the option of separating.

Therefore, to most of us, it’s quite surprising that a woman named Yumi would stay with her husband Otou Katayama. They were happily married up until he stopped talking to her.

Otou stayed silent for 20 years, only nodding or grunting in response to his wife. The couple’s four children had never heard a word come out of his mouth, except for those grunts.

Then, one of their sons decided to seek help on a television show.

He and his siblings were able to spy on their parents as their father confronted his wife for the first time in 20 years, sitting on the bench where they had their first date.

That’s when Otou revealed to Yumi the reason he had stayed silent for so long: He had grown jealous of the way she was concerned for their kids. He thanked her for enduring many years of hardship.

Hopefully, Otou and Yumi have resolved their differences and can rebuild their relationship with the help of their children!

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